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Another journal entry during my time in Cusco. I am currently residing in Cusco, Peru.  I’ve been here for a week, now, and yet I’ve barely even seen the city.  I’ve basically holed myself up in my hostel, Loki, and …

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Below is a journal entry from when I was in Cusco, back in September 2012.  Edited, of course.  Some of my thoughts were a bit too…raw…for general public. I’m sitting in a Starbucks in Cusco right now.  How sad is …

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I arrived in Cusco, Peru,  somewhat late at night and in a bit of a glum mood.  It was a rather unpleasant bus ride from Bolivia, with a bit of stress thrown in at a security check point.  The Peruvian …

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Sibyll and I had one last day together in Copacabana where we really didn’t do anything.  Sibyll had an upset stomach from some bad trout, so while she lay in bed, I read my book, History of the Incas.  I …

Sunrise on Isla Del Sol

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I set my alarm early the next morning for Sibyll and I so we wouldn’t miss the sunrise on Isla del Sol.  I climbed a nearby hill to get the best vista possible, and hunkered down in a circle of …

 

Isla Del Sol, Birthplace of the Inca’s

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I awoke the next morning at sunrise, groggy and disoriented.  Our dog, Simon, was attacked by a pack of dogs during the night, getting pushed violently against the outer wall of my tent.  Sibyll and I scared off the pack …

 

The Story of the Postcard Man

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After a few days of cafe’s and relaxing in Copacabana, Sibyll and I decided it was time to head over to Isla del Sol, birthplace of the Inca’s.  Most travellers hop on a boat from Copacabana, and two hours later …

 

A Couple of Days In Copacabana

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Laguna Titicaca is located at around 3800 meters elevation.  There are several cities around the lake, Copacabana being one of them.  To put it in perspective, the highest community in Canada is at 1500 meters.  3800 meters is ridiculously high …

 

Please Don’t Sink!

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Wow, I just realized that I am now five months behind on my writing.  Painful.  And a bit daunting, actually.  Well, really daunting.  But, here we go! Sibyll and I both really wanted to check out Laguna Titicaca and Isla del …

 

Too Much Paranoia Trekking to Laguna Glaciar

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Sibyll and I groggily struggled out of our tent in the freezing wet air early the next morning.  The sun was a long ways away from making its way over the high mountain we were climbing that day.  Despite 12 …